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    what's the opposite of ambition?

  2. Anonymous
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    http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=ambition


    laziness, apathy, sloth, contentment, satisfaction

    aimlessness, avoidance, neglect, purposelessness, thoughtlessness



    We might also say "lack of ambition".

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    Thoughtlessness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Thoughtlessness?

    Ambition does not have one direct opposite. Thoughtlessness fits well into the category of that whch is lacking in ambition.

    Yes, thoughtlessness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitySpeak
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Thoughtlessness?

    Ambition does not have one direct opposite. Thoughtlessness fits well into the category of that whch is lacking in ambition.

    Yes, thoughtlessness.
    I don't see how that fits.

    Main Entry: thought·less
    Pronunciation: -l&s
    Function: adjective
    Date: 1592
    1 a : insufficiently alert : CARELESS b : RECKLESS, RASH
    2 : devoid of thought : INSENSATE
    3 : lacking concern for others : INCONSIDERATE

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by CitySpeak
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Thoughtlessness?

    Ambition does not have one direct opposite. Thoughtlessness fits well into the category of that whch is lacking in ambition.

    Yes, thoughtlessness.
    I don't see how that fits.

    Main Entry: thought·less
    Pronunciation: -l&s
    Function: adjective
    Date: 1592
    1 a : insufficiently alert : CARELESS b : RECKLESS, RASH
    2 : devoid of thought : INSENSATE
    3 : lacking concern for others : INCONSIDERATE

    That's your opinion.

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